The new Everton managers urge fans to give Moise Kean more time to adapt
Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that the Everton talent Moise Kean needs time to settle in the Premier League.
The Italian manager, who just joined Toffees on Saturday, wanted to sign the Azzurri forward while he was in charge of previous club Napoli.
And now he is eager to play Kean in his opening game in charge for Everton against Burnley on Boxing Day, Ancelotti called for patience when judging the 19-year-old, who has struggled to adjust to life in the Premier League.
“When I was a player I remember Platini arriving at Juventus from Saint-Etienne. It took him six months to adjust and that was Platini,” Ancelotti said.
“I had the same problem with Hirving Lozano when he came to Napoli and he was two or three years older than Kean… We should always be patient with young players.
“Kean is a player we tried to sign when I was at Napoli but he chose Everton. He has fantastic quality and I’m sure he’ll be a top talent but he’s 19 and everything is new for him here.”
The Italian professional footballer who started career with Juventus in 2006 only has one assist to show from 13 appearances for Everton since joining from Juventus in a €32 million (£29m) deal during the summer.
The 19-year-old shot to prominence at the Serie A giants last season, scoring six goals in six league games through March and April.
The talented forward also made his competitive national team debut for Italy in March and scored in both starts against Finland and Liechtenstein.
With his fellow Italian in the club now serving as the head coach, the Italian forwarder could feature in more games as Everton seek to rise up the Premier League standings.
The Toffees were in the bottom half of the EPL table (Relegation Zone) under previous manager Marco Silva but now sit 15th position on the table after gathering five points in three matches against Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal.